Executive Brief: Best Practices for Multilingual Formatting

At long last, the text of your English IFU (or user manual) is final. Just as you breathe a sign of relief, you realize that you need to translate it into 26 languages and perform packaging validation on the final document. Whoa! Where do you begin?

Start here, with our tips for planning multilingual formatting. Once you and your printer have a plan in place, it’s a cinch for your translation provider to format to your specifications.

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Idem Proud to Be a NCC ACRP Sponsor

This year, Idem continues our sponsorship of the Northern California Chapter of the Association for Clinical Research Professionals. The NCC ACRP has been serving the California Bay Area and Sacramento since 1999, providing opportunities for professional development and networking. It was honored as the ACRP Chapter of the Year in 2012.

Idem is committed to doing our part to ensure patient safety in clinical research, the front line of innovation. We provide timely and clear informed consents to patients in their own language and immediate access to accurate trial data for study sponsors.


Executive Brief: Best Practices for Doc Localization

Good translation isn’t cheap, but translation mistakes are even more costly. How do you reduce the risk of error? First, learn how translation providers operate. Then, manage your document localization process according to industry best practices. Here at Idem, we believe that a little knowledge goes a long way. So we have put together the top five best practices for document translation that will help you protect your patients and your bottom line.

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Idem to Sponsor the 2015 ACRP Conference in Salt Lake

Idem is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 2015 ACRP Global Conference & Exhibition.  This year’s ACRP conference will take place April 25-28 in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah.  We are looking forward to the new, roundtable format that promises to encourage discussion and learning.  Do your clinical trials have an international component?  Do you recruit non-English-speaking subjects?   We would love to see you at booth #621 in the Exhibit Hall!

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Idem Translations Sponsors the RAPS 2014 Conference

Idem Translations is proud to sponsor the RAPS – 2014 Regulatory Convergence taking place in Austin, TX from Sept 27 to Oct 1. This event gathers regulatory professionals who work in medical device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology sections. In addition to working with submission and compliance, these regulatory professionals play integral roles in all stages of the health care product lifecycle from development to marketing and post-market surveillance.  This event’s intensive workshops, educational sessions and networking events come together in a program designed by regulatory experts who understand the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s regulatory professionals.  We look forward to seeing you at our booth – number 231.

Idem to participate in the 2014 LocWorld Life Sciences Roundtable in Dublin June 3-6th

In the world of translation and localization, the life sciences sector is different from any other industry because of the unique and specific nature of its requirements. With regulations changing on a continual basis, a premium is placed on quality above all else. For our Life Sciences Business Round Table in Dublin, we are delighted to offer a stellar one-and-a-half day program with a particular focus on the challenges of medical device localization. Life sciences professionals, clients and vendors will be presenting and sharing their thoughts and experiences on specific processes as well as the variety of requirements and challenges at work in the life sciences industry today. Click image below for conference details:

Executive Summary of the Intelligent Content for Life Sciences Conference

Idem’s VP of Quality & Operations, Jessica Alexander, attended the Intelligent Content Conference for Life Sciences and Healthcare May 8‐9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The conference focused on how professionals in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and healthcare fields can take advantage of advances in content management processes to improve their own content, improve the user experience for their customer base, and reduce translation and localization costs. For a summary of conference highlights please click on the image below.


Idem Translations will attend the 10x Medical Device Conference May 12-14, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.

Idem Translations will be attending the 2014 Medical Device 10X Conference – An event focused on growth strategies for Medical Device companies. Topics will include:

• What European Reg Changes Mean For Your Business
• Leading Causes of Success or Failure in a Medical Device Start Up
• A Regulatory Primer for MedDev Manufacturing and Operations
• Development Considerations Taken By Successful MedDev Startups
• Extractables and Leachables Testing for Medical Devices

Idem Translations will attend the DIA Global Labeling 2014 Conference in Bethesda, MD April 9-10th.

Idem Translations will be attending the 2014 Global Labeling Conference April 9-10th where regulators and industry representatives will discuss the impact of recent global labeling guidelines and regulations including:

• EU global pharmacovigilance guidelines
• Draft and new FDA guidances
• Plain language initiative in Canada
• Risk management regulations in Japan
• Other emerging labeling guidances (Canada, European Union, Japan, US)

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Idem Translations attended the ASCPT Conference March 18-22, 2014 in Atlanta, GA

Idem participated in the annual conference for the American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics March 18-22, 2014. The event was held in Atlanta, GA. Over 1,100 scientists, clinicians and educators attended this meeting in 2014 to learn, connect, and network. This meeting is the preferred clinical pharmacology and therapeutics conference.

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